Providing children with a well-rounded dance education is more than just teaching steps. An important part of any dance education is learning how to create. Student choreography provides children ownership and self-expression over their work. When working with younger students providing a structure and simple choreographic devices can give them the support they need to successfully create their own piece while allowing them the freedom to make their work unique and reflective of their own movement personality.
One activity my 6-7 year old Creative Jazz Ballet students at J'Adore Dance have been enjoying immensely is creating Name Dances using a movement alphabet.
Making my mortgage payments...Finishing a project at school/work by the impending deadline... My relationship with my husband...Equality...My environmental footprint...The results on reality show "x", "y", or "z"....
These are the things that I worried about before having kids. Not that I don't still worry about some of these things, and different things. I'll admit, I probably still sweat the small stuff a little too much.
But if you asked me at any given moment what I worry about the most, what's always on my mind to some degree, what can keep me up at night, the answer would be parenting.
I naively thought that once my girls were out of the baby stage I would worry less. What could possibly be more daunting than:
With Easter next weekend, I promised Eleanor that we would colour eggs. That being said, colouring eggs with a toddler can be challenging. I found this kit while shopping, I and thought I could do the same thing at home without needing to buy the kit. This turned out to be a simple, mess-free way to decorate eggs that anyone could do with a little one at home.
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